Friday, July 26, 2013

A Baller

Last week at basketball practice Bob got hit in the face with a ball. Hard. There was a little blood and a lot of tears. He said he was embarrassed and wanted to go home. He held a tissue to his nose to stop the bleeding. He had a drink of water. Then he went back in to play.

About fifteen minutes later, he took another ball in the face. There was no blood this time, but there were tears. He wiped his nose. He got another drink of water. He went back in to play.

On the way home I told him I was proud of him for not quitting. He gave me a high five and said, "Sometimes these things happen when you're an athlete, Mom. I'm a real athlete. Can I have a juice box?"


  1. Ouch!

    Good for Bob for hanging in there. Sports can be rough...but he's tougher. :-)


  2. I was really impressed when I first met Bob. He is an amazing kid.

  3. Get the Lakers to sign him now! He's more of a man already then some of those guys! Way to go, Bob!

  4. Kid's got a future on the hardwood!

    He is so funny.


  5. Wow. I've had much older kids who haven't reacted as well. Bob rocks!

  6. Good for him! Once you take a ball to the face like that you do get better at catching the ball. At least that was how it was for me a million years ago when I played soccer as a wee girl. One good ball to the face and then I became quite a good goalie!

  7. What a little man! Very impressive!